Droid X and Droid 2 Rumored to Launch June 23rd

Droid X and Droid 2 Rumored to Launch June 23rd

With Sprint’s new, shiny and huge HTC EVO 4G and the upcoming iPhone 4 hogging the smartphone spotlight, the focus is off of Verizon and their lineup of Android phones. But not for long.

Next week on June 23rd, a day before the iPhone 4 is released, Verizon, Motorola, and Adobe will be holding a press conference. That press conference, we hear, will be to introduce the world to their two newest Android devices, the Droid X (formerly known as the Droid Shadow) and the Droid 2.

The Droid X seems to be the closest competitor to the HTC EVO 4G, with a 4.4 inch screen, an 8 MP camera capable of shooting 720p video, and a 1GHz ARMv7 processor. It also comes packed with a built-in HDMI port, 8GB of storage, a multi-touch keyboard, and Android 2.1 with some form of Motoblur, Motorola’s social networking software.

The familiar touch sensitive shortcut buttons from the original Droid have also been replaced with real buttons. The device looks monstrous next to the iPhone and HTC EVO, but is also said to be rather skinny¬† From everything we’ve heard, this phone is going to be snappy, snazzy, and sweet, and a top player in the smartphone battle for dominance.

The Droid 2 is very much a successor to the previous Motorola Droid. The device sports a 3.7 inch screen, an updated sliding keyboard, and a 750MHz OMAP processor. It’ll come with a 5 MP camera, Android 2.1, and 16GB of combined internal storage and SD card.

These changes aren’t too drastic, but are still improvements to the original Droid, which while still certainly a great device was starting to seem a bit outdated next to the newer Android devices like the Droid Incredible and the HTC EVO.

We’ll bring you all the official details on June 23rd, after Verizon and Motorola officially announce these devices.